Meaning of DERMA in English


I. ˈdərmə, -ə̄mə, -əimə noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek derma skin — more at derm-

1. : dermis 1

2. : the inner part of the skin of which leather is made, the fat cells and tissues determining the character of leather that can be produced

II. noun plural but often singular in construction

Etymology: Yiddish derme, plural of darm intestine, gut, from Middle High German, from Old High German darm, daram; akin to Old English thearm gut, Old Frisian therm, Old Norse tharmr gut, Greek tormos hole — more at term

: beef casing — see kishke

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